It’s that time of year again…when new Snow Babies come out to find the brightest star. The second one over has no concept of how the game is played! They are little guys…about an inch and a half. (Free shipping.)
Along with the Doll Art Show, Kiev, Ukraine also has a Bead Art Exhibition and both had coverage in this Russian magazine. I wish I could show you all the fabulous works of beaded art. Included in the magazine are patterns and instructions to create the most awesome necklaces, etc. Their beading skills are of the same high caliber as their doll making skills!
The show published a big, full color catalog and each participating artist got a page featuring their work. Here is my page – and my name in Cyrillic! I’m having so much fun studying all the styles of the different artists. This was a wonderful experience!
When I was young, my favorite Christmas decoration was the traditional miniature village. It became real when we plugged in the lights that shined through the colored cellophane windows of the little cardboard houses. They were placed on the glittered sheet of cotton with bottle brush trees and hanging around “town” you would find a spun cotton snowman, a three legged Putz sheep and pine cone elves. That inspired me to make these guys. Maybe your village could use a new pine cone elf?
Check out some awesome doll art at the fabulous Kiev, Ukraine show last weekend:
Beautiful country, lovely people, phenomenal artists.
I had the privilege to have these guys shown in the company of the masterful work of Ukraine and Russian artists as well as others: